Leaving Children Behind Why Texas-Style Accountability Fails Latino Youth

ISBN-10: 0791462404
ISBN-13: 9780791462409
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 11/24/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 322
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

The US federal government has based much of its education policies on those adopted in Texas. This volume examines how 'Texas-style' accountability - the notion that decisions governing retention, promotion and graduation should be based on a single test score - fails Latina/o youth.

Introduction : the accountability debate in Texas : continuing the conversation
Performance-based school reforms and the federal role in helping schools that serve language-minority students
Faking equity : high-stakes testing and the education of Latino youth
Texas' second wave of high-stakes testing : anti-social promotion legislation, grade retention, and adverse impact on minorities
Playing to the logic of the Texas accountability system : how focusing on "ratings" - not children - undermines quality and equity
Standardized or sterilized? : differing perspectives on the effects of high-stakes testing in west Texas
California's English-only policies : an analysis of initial effects
The centurion : standards and high-stakes testing as gatekeepers for bilingual teacher candidates in the new century
High-stakes testing and educational accountability as social constructions across cultures
Accountability and the privatization agenda

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